• School Profile 2018-2019

     

     

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    Eastwood Academy

    Eastwood Academy High School was chartered as a relief site for Austin High School. The school provides a multidisciplinary, fully integrated high school curriculum enrolling approximately 425 students in grades 9 through 12. Eastwood Academy provides an accelerated, challenging, college-preparatory curriculum. The school is accredited by the Texas Education Agency. Our big goal is to have all of our students enroll in a 4-year higher education institution of their choice. We celebrate and have great pride in our 100% graduation rate, our 100% acceptance into higher education, and our family-oriented culture. Eastwood Academy is one of only eleven high schools in the district that has received an Exemplary TEA Accountability Campus Rating. In 2011 and again in 2017, we became a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. 

     

    Student Body

    Eastwood Academy is a school of choice within the Houston Independent School District. None of our students are zoned to Eastwood and choose Eastwood for its reputation of academic excellence in a family-like atmosphere. Each student must provide their own transportation to Eastwood.

     

    Eastwood’s ethnic makeup is below:

    • African American 1%
    • Asian 1%
    • Caucasian 1%
    • Latino/Hispanic 96%
    • Other 1%

     

    83% of Eastwood students are eligible for free/reduced lunch

     

    Curriculum

    The academic program is organized on an alternating block schedule. The student course load is 8 half-credit courses per semester to earn up to 8 credits per year. Students take eight 90-minute classes with block classes meeting every other day. Advanced Placement courses are offered in Biology, Calculus (AB and BC), Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Government and Politics, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, and World History. AP is an open-enrollment program. In addition to a strong AP program, we offer our upperclassmen the opportunity for Dual Credit courses in the following subjects: Composition 1301, Composition 1302, Government, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology. We are now a part of the University of Texas OnRamps program and offer dual-credit courses in Physics, Geologic Sciences, and Statistics.

     

    Pathways

    Students at Eastwood Academy choose one of two pathways to pursue. These pathways are Cyber Security and Engineering. Our Cyber Security students graduate high school with several industry certifications and our Engineering students graduate with an OSHA 30 certificate.

     

    Grading and Ranking

    Letter Grade

    Numerical Grade

    Regular GPA Point Scale

    AP/Pre-AP GPA Point Scale

    A

    90-100

    4.0

    5.0

    B

    80-89

    3.0

    4.0

    C

    75-79

    2.0

    3.0

    D

    70-74

    1.0

    2.0

    F

    69-below

    0.0

    0.0

     

     

    Rank

    Eastwood Academy calculates ranks at the end of every academic year for freshman and sophomore students. For juniors and seniors, a preliminary rank is calculated in mid-October, and final ranks are calculated in mid-February.

     

    GPA Calculation

    Grade point average is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with 9th grade, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 26 credits are required for graduation according to the Recommended High School program guidelines set forth by the Texas Education Agency. AP and Pre-AP classes are weighted by one quality point. Grades are recorded on student transcripts and grade point averages are computed at the conclusion of every semester.

     

    Class of 2017

    There were 105 graduates in the class of 2017.

    16 earned a GPA of 4.0+

    30 earned a GPA of 3.5-3.99

    33 earned a GPA of 3.0-3.49

    18 earned a GPA of 2.5-2.99

    8 earned a GPA of 2.0-2.49

    0 earned a GPA less than a 2.0

     

    Post High-School Placement

    85% matriculated in 4-year higher education institutions

    10% matriculated in 2-year higher education institutions

    5% selected work, military service, or technical institutions

     

     Advanced Placement Results

    In May 2018, 378 students took Advanced Placement exams

    A total of 816 exams were taken in 19 subjects

    33.6% of the students who took AP exams received scores of 3 or higher

    By graduation, 76% of students who attempted an AP exam, met criteria for credit

     

    SAT Results

                    The class of 2019 received scores ranging from 860-1340 on the SAT.

     

    Awards and Distinctions

    U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence: 2011, 2017

    Texas Education Agency: Met standard with 7/7 distinctions

    Houston Chronicle’s list of schools serving At-Risk Children: Ranked #3 in the city

    Texas list of schools serving At-Risk Children: Ranked #8 in the state, #4 in the city

    TBEC Honor Roll

    Washington Post Rated High School: #4 in Houston, 

    U.S. News and World Report: #145 in the nation, #29 in the state

     

     

    Universities Attended by Eastwood Graduates 2013-2017

     

    • Abilene Christian University
    • Amherst College
    • Austin College
    • Baylor University
    • Brandeis University
    • Brown University
    • Colgate University
    • Dartmouth College
    • Duke University
    • Franklin and Marshall
    • Georgetown University
    • Houston Baptist University
    • Kenyon College
    • Macalester College
    • Middlebury College
    • Occidental College
    • Rhodes College
    • Rice University
    • Sam Houston State University
    • Stephen F. Austin University
    • Edward’s University
    • Mary’s University
    • Texas A&M University
    • Texas Christian University
    • Texas Tech University
    • Tuft University
    • University of Houston-Downtown
    • University of Houston-Main Campus
    • University of Notre Dame
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Texas-Austin
    • University of Texas-San Antonio
    • University of Virginia
    • Wake Forest University
    • Williams College